T: John Blessing's
A3F GFED|FAA2 dBAG|FAAF GBdB|AFDF E2D2:|
afdf gfef|afdf eBB2|1 afdf gfef|abaf e2df:|2 defg afbf|afdf e2dB||
Also known as The Funny Days Of Easter.
There are 13 recordings of this tune.
John Blessing’s has been added to 1 tune set.
John Blessing's has been added to 26 tunebooks.
Source: The Missing Reel by Seamus McGuire And John Lee
I know a John Blessing’s Reel, also known as Charlie Harris Reel (sometimes played as a polka), which is quite different, but also in D mayor. Never heard this version with that name before. Is there any information about this tune here?
Find another version here https://thesession.org/tunes/2825
The crooked rose album
A very similar version of this tune appears in the Francis Reynolds manuscript of Gaigue, Ballinamuck, Co. Longford written in the last quarter of the 19th century. Given that John Blessing lived quite close to Gaigue this title in the manuscript is probably what it was known as that local region.
Aidan Connolly does a bang-up job of this on Be Off.